The Chinese people have created abundant folk arts, such as paper-cuttings, acrobatics, etc., passed on from generation to generation for thousands of years. Rich in traditional beauty, vivid local color, and individual artistic expression, these works of art are well liked not only by the chinese, but also by people around the world. This video collection of Chinese Folk Arts documents various art forms and explores historical perspectives of these colorful folk custom and folk culture.
Cheongsam was called "the Chinese dress" because it once was a fashion of choice for Chinese women. Made with fine silk or brocade, lightly cut cheongsam can show off the sexy and curvy female body without even revealing her neck. It's evolved from the long gown worn by the Manchurian women durng the Qing dynasty over a hundred years ago. Today, Chinese women still wear the elegant cheongsam in some formal occasions. And with time, there comes a greater variety of cheongsam for today's women to choose from.